Proposed Recommendations of the West Virginia Formulation Council Subcommittee Sean Litteral, Chairman West Virginia Department of Transportation GIS Manager 1 History • On November 9th 2005 90 GIS professionals discussed a new GIS Coordination Council. • A committee was identified to explore implementing methods and organizational structure. • Committee met 5 times to work on issues and vote on recommendations. • Results and meeting minutes are available on-line through the WV GIS Tech Center (GIS News). Committee Members L_NAME F_NAM E ORGANIZATOIN SECTOR E-MAIL Adkins JD Cabell County Assessors Office Local Govt. [email protected] Bauch Bruce U.S. Geological Survey Federal [email protected] Donaldson Kurt WV GIS Technical Center, WVU State [email protected] Elkhansa Hussein Division of Highways State [email protected] Elmes Greg West Virginia University Education [email protected] Evans Larry Dept. of Environmental Protection State [email protected] Griffith Andrea Semaphore Hill Associates, LLC Private [email protected] Litteral Sean Rahall Transportation Institute, State [email protected] Leonard Jamie Marshall University Education [email protected] Mazgaj Joe Division of Homeland Security – Emergency Management State [email protected] Neidig Craig State GIS Coordinator State [email protected] Inglis-Smith Chandra Rahall Transportation Institute, State [email protected] Thaxton Rex Mountain CAD Corp. Private [email protected] Key Elements of the Plan • Provides a mechanism for the Geospatial Community to work with the State GIS Coordinator. • Creates an organization to Champion GIS. • • • • • Policies Standards Legislation Conferences Advocacy Educate decision makers and political leaders • Make GIS part of everyday state business WEST VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF GEOSPATIAL PROFESSIONALS MISSION To promote and support geospatial professionals in the efficient use of sharing geospatial information and related resources throughout the state of West Virginia. RECOMMENDED MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA Anyone who has an interest in geospatial technology. To be a voting member, must pay membership fee of $50 for an individual, $20 for a student. Board of Directors The board shall have supervision, control, and direction of the affairs and funds of the WVAGP, and shall carry out the policies or changes therein within the limits of the bylaws. The board may elect delegates to a executive board of officers, staff, and committees as it deems necessary for the administration of the affairs of the WVAGP. •The Board membership shall be composed of 11 voting members, with one non-voting member comprised of the State GIS Coordinator. •Composition of Board as follows: •3 State, 2 education, 2 local, 1 federal, 2 private, 1 at-large. •The Board member are elected every 2 years. •The Board will be planners! Executive Committee Board will elect four of its members as the Executive Committee, Comprised of a Chairman, Co-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. There will be only three voting members on the Executive Committee. The three voting members will be the Chairman, Co-Chair and Treasurer. Two year term for board members/executive committee. Primary Benefit Smaller group making it easier to meet. GIS Coordinator •State GIS Coordinator will be lateral to proposed 11 member board and will advocate its actions through the administration. •Placement of Coordinator should be under CTO in the State IT Department. State GIS Coordiator Duties in Relationship to WVAGP Duties Primary Benefits • Increased coordination opportunities. • More involvement of the Geospatial Community into the direction of GIS. • Increase the level of Geospatial professionalism. • Improve education, training, and certification standards for geospatial technology professionals. • Provides 2 avenues of communication to State decision makers. What the next step? • Establish acceptance by the Geospatial Community. • Development of a Strategic Plan. • Establish the organization. • Nominate and Elect Officers. • Draft and approve Charter and Bylaws. • Establish ties to Executive and Legislative branches. Reminder • Please fill out the voting Ballot after the end of discussions. • You can vote by paper, email or online. • Deadline June 2.